Configure a Network Devices Adapter to monitor the switches and routers in your environment, and view related alerts, metrics and object capacity.

About this task

The Network Devices Adapter collects data across all vCenter Server instances that you monitor by using vRealize Operations Manager. In a multi-region environment, you use a single adapter instance to access data for all regions.


  • To monitor network devices, SNMP must be enabled in your network environment. 

  • For complete monitoring of your environment, Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) or Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP) must also be enabled on each network device.


  1. Log in to vRealize Operations Manager by using the administration console.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://vrops-cluster-01.rainpole.local.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.



      User name




  2. In the left pane of vRealize Operations Manager, click Administration and click Solutions.
  3. On the Solutions page, select the Management Pack for NSX-vSphere from the solution table, and click Configure.

  4. In Manage Solution - Management Pack for NSX-vSphere dialog box, from the Adapter Type table at the top, select Network Devices Adapter.
  5. Under Instance Settings, enter the settings for SNMP connection to the network devices for the management cluster.
    1. Enter the name, SNMP version and credentials.



      Display Name

      Network Devices Adapter



      SNMP Ports


      SNMP Version


      SNMPv3 Privacy Protocol


      SNMPv3 Authentication Protocol


    2. Click the Add icon, and configure the credentials for connecting the Network Devices Adapter to the network devices, and click OK



      Credential Kind

      SNMPv1, SNMPv2 Credential

      Credential Name

      Network Devices Credentials

      SNMP Read Community Strings


      For SNMPv1 and SNMPv2 devices, enter a comma-separated list of community names (default is public).

      For SNMPv3 devices, provide SNMPv3 credentials in addition to the settings for SNMPv1 and SNMPv2. 

    3. Click Test Connection to verify the settings, and if the test is successful click the OK button.
    4. Expand the Advanced Settings section of settings, and verify that the Collectors/Groups option is set to Default collector group.
    5. Click Save Settings and click OK in the information box that appears.
  6. In the Manage Solution - Management Pack for NSX-vSphere dialog box, click Close.


The Network Devices Adapter appears on the Solutions page of the vRealize Operations Manager user interface. The adapter is collecting data about the network devices in Region A of the SDDC. The Collection State of the adapter is Collecting and the Collection Status is Data receiving.